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Matt Culver

Fab Lab Supervisor, Lecturer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Knoxville

By All Means, Craft

PRESENTED ON NOV 11, 2014
IN KNOXVILLE @ VOL 13

Matt Culver's focuses on the University of Tennessee School of Architecture Fab Lab. While this facility may be similar to fabrication shops at other design schools, Matt firmly believes that the University of Tennessee School of Architecture Fab Lab is uniquely poised to draw upon a regional legacy of craft. This potential opportunity can help set it apart from other facilities.

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Crafting Character

BY PHILIPP KIRSCHFINK
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 11, 2013

Philipp Kirschfink is a bike messenger, philiospher, and a carpenter living in Maastricht. He believes that making his creations by hand using traditional methods and tools is not only good for the enviornment, it creates works with inteqrity along with building character. 

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Sign Painting: Craft or Design?

BY ALARIC GARNIER
@ VOL 9 ON AUG 01, 2013

Sign painter and typography designer Alaric Garnier discusses his research around the vernacular of lettering via the publications he's designed as well as his work on the May Gallery visual identity. He speaks about his struggle to define his work as that of craft or design, and the conclusions he's arrived at. 

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Williamsburg Arts District

BY MICHELLE DEWITT
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 20, 2014

The City of Williamsburg is quickly emerging as an arts destination, along with its two major draws of history and education (not to mention a nearby theme park). The economic development director for the city, Michele DeWitt, gives us all the W's of Williamsburg's newly created Arts District (except perhaps for who is NinjArt?).

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Authenticity, The Italian Artisan, and Wood

BY KELLEN CATANI
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 11, 2016

Wood speaks for itself. The tree grows for years, learning about the Earth, becoming its own, developing character. Never perfect, but a unique form a life that always seems to mesmerize. Kellen Catani and his company Purebred Wood and Craft Co. cherishes this imperfection. When it is time for the tree to move on, they repurpose its life into functional and beautiful objects, fully embracing the culture of the Italian artisan as they labor. Purebred exposes the persona that resides in the tree and therefrom create their own expression of authenticity, always exemplifying a deep respect for this material that no man can truly comprehend.

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Uncovering, and then Recovering. A Family Tradition.

BY WES BREITENBACH
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Wes Breitenbach shares a brief history of how comfortable we have become just sitting around and how one craft has spanned five generations of his family.

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Community Supported Apprenticeships

BY JESSICA DEAN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Community College students need skills and experiences to inspire and qualify them for employment. Jessica Dean, Raven Powell, and Sandra Wairimu invite you to ask: how might you work or craft to heal yourself, heal your place, and invite students in your community to join you, to learn together?

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Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild

BY MICHELLE WARRINER BOLT
IN KNOXVILLE

The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild is a local organization that seeks to promote and encourage the modern quilting movement.  In this presentation Michelle Warriner Bolt explores and explains the work of this creative group. Through seminars and workshops, monthly guild meetings, collaborative charity quilts, and annual shows, guild members are supported in discovering their unique creative voices in an art form that is traditionally overlooked as a simple home craft. Be forewarned: these are not your grandmother’s quilts.  

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1 Hour From Knoxville

BY KEN SMITH
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 17, 2017

Within a one-hour drive of PechaKucha Knoxville are so many odd, quirky, hidden, strange, extraordinary, and bizarre things to see that it would be impossible to cram them all into six minutes and 40 seconds. But Ken Smith will do his best to try.

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Arts Works

BY TESS LANDON
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 04, 2012

Tess Landon speaks about incarceration and the impact art education and rehabilitation has on re-arrest rates once prisoners are released.